THE MIRACLE METS
NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
METS WIN NATIONAL LEAGUE PENNANT
Sweep Three Games From Atlanta Braves;
Punch Ticket to World Series
With fans reveling on the playing field, underneath the stands at Shea Stadium Mr. Charles Shipman Payson during an euphoric post-game locker room celebration expresses his greatest tragedy is that his wife Joan was unable to attend and witness what her team had just accomplished. While the Mets matriarch is indeed feeling under the weather, her National League club is toast of the town and will represent New York in this season's Fall Classic.
FIRST EVER PLAYOFF GAME AT SHEA STADIUM
In speaking with Ralph Kiner manager Gil Hodges acknowledges the irony of his team being predicated on strong pitching yet handily out-slugging the heavy hitting Atlanta Braves. And for good reason as the Mets strike for 37 hits, and out score Atlanta by a 27-15 margin through three games.
THREE HOME RUNS POWER METS TO CLINCHING VICTORY
New York will face the Baltimore Orioles whom defeat the Minnesota Twins in the America League championship series. Game one is scheduled for Saturday, October 11, at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium.